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Curated OER

Lesson: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Attention to Detail

For Teachers K - 5th
After a quick warm up activity, learners get ready to use their keen observation skills to examine an ornate Japanese pencil box. They discuss the artistry, skills, and story of the box, paying close attention to details. They then...
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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Can Girls Do That?

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Why be limited by stereotypes? Young scholars examine a series of works of art, list the different ways boys and girls are represented, and then discuss the common stereotypes found in the works. They then search for art that does not...
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EngageNY

Final Performance Task: Sharing Visual Representations of Position Papers

For Teachers 7th Standards
Take note! Scholars use sticky notes to record information as they gallery walk to look at classmates' visual representations they created for their end of unit assessment. Learners then choose one word that represents the work they...
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EngageNY

Final Performance Task: Sharing Visual Representations of Position Papers

For Teachers 8th Standards
It's time to put down those pencils and celebrate! Scholars share the visual representations of their position papers with the class. They participate in a gallery walk to view each other's work, writing a piece of praise for their...
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Lesson Plan
National Woman's History Museum

Propaganda and Women's Suffrage

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Americans who backed the suffragist movement used posters to gain the support of others for their cause. Class members analyze the visual imagery and propaganda devices used in a variety of these posters. In addition, groups examine how...
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Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment

Concept Muraling

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Concept muraling helps learners improve their comprehension of a text by giving them a way to organize their understanding of the key concepts in that text. Introduce readers to this process with a carefully scaffolded instructional...
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Activity
National Arts Centre

Visual Metaphors in Scenic Design: Activity

For Students 9th - 12th
As part of a study of how visual metaphors are used in set design, class members examine an image of designer Josef Svoboda's 3-D scale model for the opera Idomeneo, re` di Creta. They then find another example that employs a visual...
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Lesson Plan
J. Paul Getty Trust

O Greek Shape! O Fair Pose!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Everything old is new again. The Los Angeles J. Paul Getty Museum presents a lesson on how Greek black-figure painting influenced eighteenth century Neoclassical artists. After looking at a series of examples, class members create their...
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J. Paul Getty Trust

Portraits That Capture Character

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
One of the great things about technology is that it lets youngsters visit museums that may be many miles away. With this resource, middle and high schoolers can visit the portrait galleries at J. Paul Getty Museum, located in Los...
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Teacher's Corner

Seuss Visualizing

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Only one thing can compare to the whimsy of Dr. Seuss: a child's imagination. Pair the bouncing narrative of a Dr. Seuss book with your learner's illustrations in a fun reading activity. As you read a selected passage, your class draws...
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UTSA Institute of Texas Cultures

Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding. 
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Unit Plan
Lerner Publishing

Teaching Folklore

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Wonderful worksheets and activities complementing six sequential lessons are what you'll find in this unit on folklore. Pupils create folktales using literary devices and included story starters, compare and contrast different folklores,...
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Curated OER

Shoes and the Backyard Landscape

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Your shoes get a lot of mileage in familiar places. Represent the places you have traveled the most with an art project based on a print of Indian People Wear Shoes and Socks by Juane Quick-to-See Smith. Kids trace their shoes and draw...
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Curated OER

Lesson: Beyond First Impressions

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Just like the colors and techniques used to create a vivid image, learners will use exceptional language to create vivid stories. They examine the techniques used to tell a visual story in the painting, Road to Santa Fe. They then use...
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Curated OER

Picture Books, Retelling, and Writing

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students create stories using only pictures.  In this visual storytelling lesson plan, students read Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie de Paola and analyze the wordless story.  Students create new text for the book by writing on sticky notes.
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Curated OER

Techno Book

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore language arts by utilizing educational software. In this storytelling lesson, 1st graders utilize Microsoft Word to create their own children's story incorporating images as well. Students proofread their creation...
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Curated OER

Mexican Charades

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore communication by participating in a game of charades. In this visual storytelling lesson, students utilize their acting abilities and physical prowess to communicate Mexican imagery to their classmates without the use of...
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Curated OER

The Three Little Kittens

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students practice their performing arts by acting out a story in class. For this visual storytelling lesson, students read the story Three Little Kittens in class and discuss the actions of the story. Students read aloud the story again...
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Curated OER

Television: Comedy Vs. Drama

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students investigate the world of Television by contrasting specific programs.  In this visual storytelling lesson, students compare and contrast the differences between comedy and drama by making a Venn Diagram.  Students utilize the...
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Curated OER

Camera Investigations

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners listen to a read aloud, participate in word work and work with video clips at a website. They make a zoetrope to demonstrate animation.